solace23 wrote:Unfortunately you never know what you're going to get.
This is the problem with RHCP live. I saw them three times in June 2004 (all 3 shows with James Brown as support) and two of the shows were just ok but the other one was really, really good. The 2 'off' shows were both in Hyde Park, London (the shows that became the 'Live In Hyde Park' cd) and they just seemed bored, like they weren't into it. Maybe it was the sound in an open air setting, I don't know.
I also saw the show in Cardiff a few days later and they were so much better. I wasn't really looking forward to it as the HP shows had been a let down (I had a free ticket so I decided to go) but I'm so glad I went. They just seemed to be enjoying it more and I think that's the key - if they're in the right mood and are having fun then they are really good live.
I would probably see them again the next time they're near. I really liked the new album and it'd be interesting to see them with Josh (and it'd be cool to even things up - 2 bad shows and 2 good shows